ED­I­TOR’S NOTE:

Empowered Youth Magazine - - CONTENTS -

of us have been do­ing a very good job at pre­tend­ing to be happy and okay with the peo­ple around us. We have been in bad re­la­tion­ships, friend­ships etc. be­cause we have con­vinced our­selves that it is bet­ter to be dis­re­spected than to be alone.

You should not be afraid of being alone or walk­ing away from those who let you down, even those who choose to leave you be­cause it may be for your own good. There is more power in recog­nis­ing your own voice and know­ing your worth, than hav­ing some­one con­trol­ling you. No­body has the power to shadow over your dreams un­less you give it to them. It does not mat­ter whether it is a lover, fam­ily mem­ber or a friend, you are in charge of your hap­pi­ness and it is you who feels ev­ery bit of pain through the ob­sta­cles. It is okay to lose close friends if they are just there to just make them­selves feel bet­ter by let­ting you down. Choose to make your­self happy be­fore any­one.

As we will be cel­e­brat­ing Easter season, I send out my spe­cial wishes to you and your loved ones. May it be a season to re­mem­ber. Re­mem­ber to drive safely, it is bet­ter to rather ar­rive late than dead. From me and the rest of the Em­pow­ered Youth Mag­a­zine team, EN­JOY!

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